Kate Winslet Opens Up About Naming Son Bear Blaze On 'Ellen'
Kate Winslet gave birth to her first son with new husband Ned Rocknroll 14 weeks ago, and revealed that they’d given him the usual name of Bear Blaze.
Why Bear Blaze?
While many assumed the naming was due to Rocknroll, who notably changed his name from Abel Smith, Winslet claimed their son’s name was mostly her doing onThe Ellen DeGeneres Show. "Bear” was the nickname of a beloved childhood friend of the Oscar-winning actress, while “Blaze” is a reference to Winslet and Rocknroll’s first meeting.
"Bear's second name is Blaze because my husband and I met in a house fire basically," the actress told Ellen DeGeneres on Monday, referring to the Necker Island fire that served to introduce her and Rocknroll. "The house burned down and we survived. But we wanted something of the fire and so Blaze was the name that we came up with. Bear Blaze."
"A friend of mine when I was younger was nicknamed Bear," Winslet added, "And I just had always really loved it,"
Kate Winslet On Husband's Last Name
Winslet also touched on her decision to give Bear Blaze her surname, and her feelings about her husband’s unique moniker. When asked by the host why she made the choice for Bear’s last name, she laughed, “Why do you think?” As for Ned’s name, she said, "People who know Ned they know he's very much about irony and living life and having fun so he changed it to Rocknroll," adding, "He did do it before he met me."
Winslet, who received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week, stars in dystopian film Divergent, which hits theaters this weekend.
– Chelsea Regan
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